Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Serial Insanity cards 881-885

On the road again...I'm actually writing this post a little over 300 miles from home.  I'm spending a couple of nights in eastern PA on business, but thanks to a busy Monday evening on the scanner, I was able to draft a few posts to write up while I was away.

These 5 cards bring the set to 59 per cent complete.  Enjoy..

Card 881:  Justin Verlander

Serial Number:  188
Team:  Detroit Tigers, card # 22 out of 50

I was fortunate enough to watch JV a couple of times last year.  I marveled at his ability to start the game with a fast ball in the low 90's, and 7 or 8 innings later he was throwing high 90's and a couple of times 100mph.  134 wins at age 30, any chance of 300?

Card 882:  Jim Palmer

Serial Number:  489
Team:  Baltimore Orioles, card # 19 out of 50

Garnered a HOF vote of 92.5 percent in 1990.   8 years out of 9 with 20 wins or more will do that for you.  Almost won a 4th Cy Young at the age of 36 in 1982, unfortunately he finished 2nd in the voting to Pete Vuckovich.

Card 883:  Zack Greinke

Serial Number:  916
Team:  Milwaukee Brewers, card # 25 out of 50

The next win for Greinke will be #100 for his career.  I'm wondering if the Dodgers set the bar a little too high when they signed him to that mega contract.  Wait until Kershaw needs to be signed....

Card 884: Starlin Castro 

Serial Number:  367
Team:  Chicago Cubs, card # 31 out of 50.

Finished 5th in ROY voting behind a couple of guys named Posey and Heyward.  The Cubs need to stick with this guy, because if he stays healthy, he could be the next guy to get 3000 hits.  He's already at 630 hits at just age 23...

Card 885:  Ryan Braun

Serial Number:  948
Team:  Milwaukee Brewers, card # 26 out of 50.

See you next year

Thanks for reading, Robert

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